Henry Beston's Cape Cod:
Inspiration for a National Seashore
Don Wilding of the Henry Beston Society presents the lecture/screening of Henry Beston's Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore to the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth in Yarmouthport on Cape Cod in September 2012. About 100 people were in attendance at the presentation at the Old Yarmouth Inn. (Photo by Dick LeGrand)
Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Corbin Public Library
2 Lake St., Webster, Mass. (rescheduled from June 6)
Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Pratt Memorial Library
35 Ripley Road, Cohasset, Mass.
Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
First Parish Church
20 Lexington Road, Concord, Mass.
For the Thoreau Society's 72nd Annual Gathering
Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
Framingham Public Library
49 Lexington St., Framingham, Mass.
Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
Newton Free Library
330 Homer St., Newton, Mass.
Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m.
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St., Falmouth, Mass.
Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Dennis Public Library
5 Hall St., Dennisport, Mass.
Monday, Aug. 19
Thomas Crane Library
40 Washington St., Quincy, Mass.
Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.
Chapel in the Pines (for the Eastham Public Library)
220 Samoset Road, Eastham, Mass.
Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Sharon Adult Center/Community Center
219 Massapoag Ave., Sharon, Mass.
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Watch samples here!
Scenic footage sample
Scenic footage and interview sample
(Featuring interview footage with Beston biographer Dr. Daniel Payne,
author Joan Anderson, Cape Cod National Seashore historian Bill Burke,
and Jonathan Moore, former legislative assistant to Senator Saltonstall)
Now available: DVD of documentary film footage!
You can support the Beston Society's documentary film project by purchasing this DVD of pre-production footage. In 1928, author Henry Beston wrote his Cape Cod nature classic, The Outermost House, after spending a year observing the elements in a 20x16 cottage on the dunes of Eastham’s Coast Guard Beach. The book became an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore by John F. Kennedy, and was acknowledged as such when Beston’s seaside shanty was dedicated as a National Literary Landmark in 1964.
Beston and his house are gone now, but his words echo still in the wilds of Cape Cod’s Outer Beach. This DVD of breathtaking scenics from the National Seashore marries a lyrical soundtrack with some of Beston’s most inspiring passages.
Bonus material includes sample HD video footage shot for the upcoming documentary Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore, plus interview segments with:
In association with Chatham's Christopher
Seufert and Mooncusser
Films, the Henry Beston Society is producing a documentary film about the legacy of Henry Beston and his classic nature
book, The Outermost House, and how the World War I ambulance driver turned
naturalists book became an inspiration behind the creation of one of the crown
jewels of New England National Parks the Cape Cod National Seashore.
consider an online donation to the Beston Society's
film project by clicking
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Henry Beston Society!
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Nita Wilding, Don Wilding,
Jon March, Bob Seay, Robby McQueeney,
Glenn Mott, Sheila Mott,
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